Extended Audio Sample

Download Siddhartha Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Siddhartha Audiobook, by Herman Hesse
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (176,089 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Hesse Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 1 votes

This compelling spiritual quest by Hermann Hesse, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, is considered one of the most important works of 20th century fiction. Siddhartha's search for enlightenment leads him to the river of life itself. On his journey he learns from many teachers: the ascetic Samanas, the all-knowing Gotama the Buddha, Kamala the lovely courtesan, and Vasudeva the simple ferryman. Unwilling to accept the wisdom of others, Siddhartha comes to an understanding of himself and his place in the universe, finally achieving the enlightened state of mind in which he can say to his lifelong friend: The world, Govinda, is perfect at every moment. Download and start listening now!

BK_PART_000031

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adolescent | 2/16/2014

    " interesting insights in the thinking of buddhist monks "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 2/5/2014

    " Everyone should read this book! Siddhartha's spiritual journey resounded with feelings and disenchantments similar to my own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maytal | 1/11/2014

    " Just re-read this the other day....Makes everyday struggles seem so minuscule...faith and positivity can get you through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Spinak | 1/9/2014

    " It's been many years since I last read Siddhartha, but it's stuck with me. It's lovely little novel with elegant writing and many passages filled with memorable wisdom. This was the first book by Hermann Hesse I read, but far from the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aruna Kumar Gadepalli | 1/6/2014

    " Good read. Enjoyed reading philosophy as a part of fiction. Most of the details regarding enlightenment, confusion with self, knowledge, wisdom, finding peace in ones self, all these aspects are though dealt in various books. I felt this in the form of fiction made it more interesting. Normally writing philosophy particularly which has Indian facets to it needs lots of effort and understanding as eminent literature is already available on the subject, in this regard I feel Hesse's laudable effort no wonder gave results in the form of modern classic. I feel there is a chance of people mistaking the book's title to that of work on Guatam Buudha's life. But in a way it helps them in understanding all together philosophy of Buddha as well, which I feel one encounters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeremy Butler | 12/30/2013

    " I read this one just because it was on a list of "30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30" but couldn't tell you what made it worthy of being on such a list. I didn't find it powerful or insightful or life-altering or anything of the sort, maybe I'm not the target audience (under 30). Also, I guess it could've been the translation, but I thought the writing was exceedingly clunky. I kept hearing the robot devil in my head. "This opera's as lousy as it is brilliant. Your lyrics lack subtlety. You can't just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larryponder | 12/28/2013

    " I felt Siddhartha was worthwhile enough reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joei Joy | 12/22/2013

    " Best book I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Landon Alexander | 12/20/2013

    " Fascinating exploration of the self and finding meaning in life. It's short and hits hard. Read it, especially if you dig Indian philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/12/2013

    " It's a classic, I know. But, eh. There were some high points, but overall the path to enlightenment won't be found in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette | 11/11/2013

    " A gem of a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Athena | 10/25/2013

    " not really my kind of book.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Sumeray | 10/20/2013

    " Any book by Hesse is a spiritual journey that embraces both the ascetic and worldly path. I recognise such truth in his writing. It is by living and being all one is that one awakens, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 10/16/2013

    " Meh. Glad I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haneen | 10/12/2013

    " Such beautiful writing, it flowed so well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 6/1/2013

    " wonderful. this has been on my bookshelf for like 5 years now...so glad I decided to pull it down and give it a shot today! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 5/29/2013

    " A very wise little book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rory Mackay | 10/13/2012

    " Beautiful, poetic, profound, deep and thought-provoking, this book is nothing less than sublime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Jakobs | 8/9/2012

    " A great book - maybe the end a bit too philosophical for me. Hesse is one of the greatest novellist! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Osborn | 5/30/2012

    " After reading this book i was both happier and i felt like i learned a great deal. I liked this book a lot. It was very intriguing and i would recommend it to anybody like likes a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny | 5/9/2012

    " I'm pretty sure this book just changed my life... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauder | 1/14/2012

    " This book was a great spiritual journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sustenance | 11/11/2011

    " Perhaps it's because my preferred genres are science fiction and fantasy that I'm finding it really difficult to get into this book. I find it redundant and somewhat juvenile. What am I missing here? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 5/22/2011

    " Read this many years ago, but remains one of my all time favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sang | 5/22/2011

    " One of the best books I've ever read. I read it in one sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zachary | 5/21/2011

    " Me and Siddharta agree ! It's all abouts the love; take that, world of transitory illusion! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L | 5/19/2011

    " i have and do always love this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madina | 5/18/2011

    " I remember being happy after reading this book. Herman Hesse makes you think about life and the different stages. Excellent! Highly Recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 5/16/2011

    " one of my favorite books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thadd | 5/15/2011

    " A plot driven book with characters who don't feel authentic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicki | 5/13/2011

    " just reread siddhartha again. i liked it better when i was younger, but find it far more true now that i'm older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saugat | 5/13/2011

    " A story about Siddhartha's spiritual journey to find the truth and in the process himself. The enthralling journey takes him to saints, merchants, courtesan, ferryman, etc. With each acquaintance he learnt something which took him near to the truth. Short and concise novel and a classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darla | 5/12/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, but I don't have time to do a full review. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chanel | 5/9/2011

    " I had to read this book for English class. I thought it was very boring and Herman Hesse's style of writing was boring also. No reason to read this book unless you're forced to! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/9/2011

    " The last 12th chapter was beautifully written. Simple and expertly told, of a subject that would be difficult to relate. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations